Henry Croswell et al. in St John's Chapel, St John's Wood, London - 22 July, 1883, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 345:

O[rgan]. – Was it a harmonium?

H[ymns]. – A. & M., an uninteresting selection.

C[hoir]. – Five surpliced boys on one side.  The Curate sang solo on the other side!  The music was Anglican.

[The congregation numbered] 35 – Extraordinary few there.  Why are there not more?  It is disgraceful. […]

S[ermon]. – […] We didn't stop.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – I think this is said to be very High and people don't come, therefore, to it.  In what the High consists I can't see.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 345. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552670397551 accessed: 19 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John's Chapel, St John's Wood, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St John's Chapel St John's Wood
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St John's Chapel St John's Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 July, 1883, 07:00 PM
Duration 35 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Henry Croswell (1840–93) kept a record of his visits to churches in London over a period of more than twelve years (1872–85). He made methodical notes about the number of clergy, the churchmanship, the congregation, the sermon and the church architecture, as well as commenting on the music that he heard (the organ, the hymns and the choir). The above listening experience has been extracted from one of these records. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:19:57 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:58:19 +0100